Scores

Final

W Michigan 63

(9-18, 6-7 MAC)

N Illinois 78

(9-17, 4-9 MAC)

    8:00 PM ET, February 25, 2009

    Convocation Center, Dekalb, Illinois

    1 2 T
    WMU 15 4863
    NIU 29 4978

    Top Performers

    Western Michigan: D. Kool 31 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl

    Northern Illinois: D. Anderson 26 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    N. Illinois 78, W. Michigan 63

    Associated Press

    DEKALB, Ill. -- Darion Anderson scored 26 points, including five 3-pointers, to lead Northern Illinois to a 78-63 win over Western Michigan on Wednesday night.

    Mike DiNunno, Michael Patton and Sean Smith added 14 points each for Northern Illinois (9-17, 4-9 Mid-American), which led 29-15 at the half and never trailed in the game.

    Western Michigan (9-18, 6-7) shot just 2-for-10 from field-goal range and 0-for-9 from 3-point range in the first half. Eleven of the Broncos' 15 points before the break were foul shots.

    The Huskies avenged a 71-52 loss at Kalamazoo, Mich., on Jan. 17. The Broncos have lost seven of the last nine contests.

    David Kool scored a game-high 31 points for Western Michigan. No other Broncos reached double figures.

    The Huskies held Shawntes Gary, who averaged 10.3 ppg., to two points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WMU
    NIU
    Points 63 78
    FG Made-Attempted 18-49 (.367) 22-51 (.431)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-18 (.222) 12-24 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 23-27 (.852) 22-31 (.710)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 29 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 19

    2008-09 Season

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